Shelter walk is for the dogs

13 years ago

  HOULTON, Maine — Walking the dog for a good cause took center stage Saturday at Houlton’s Monument Park as the 10th annual Walk-A-Thon/Pup Parade was held.
A total of 32 people participated in the event featuring 25 dogs and one cat. Walkers were asked to get pledges for the walk, which served as a fundraiser for the Houlton Humane Society.
“We’ve had a really good turnout,” said Heather Miller, director for the shelter. “A lot of the dogs who participated in the walk originally came from our shelter. It was nice to see them doing so well.”
One of the dogs featured in the walk was Buddy, a 2 1/2 year old Chocolate Lab/Chesapeake Bay retriever mix, that came from the Calais area when that shelter became over run with dogs. Next week, the Houlton Humane Society will be taking on two more dogs left abandoned by tornadoes in the southern part of the country from the Connecticut Underground Rescue mission.
“We’ve dealt with them before and we are always working with other shelters to save dogs,” Heather Miller said. “All of the animals come with the proper paperwork to cross state lines.”
For more information on adopting a dog or a cat, call the shelter at 532-2862.